Houston Truck Accidents

Houston is the county seat of Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery County, Texas. The Texas Department of Transportation provides a variety of accident statistics about Houston. Unfortunately, the Texas Department of Transportation’s most current year of research regarding traffic accidents is 2014, which is not completely up to date regarding the accident situation in Beaumont. Because Houston is spread throughout the three counties of Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery, this article will look at the various accidents that occurred in each county during 2014.

Crashes

Houston is the most populated city in Texas and the city’s high number of residents is reflected in its large number of roadside crashes. In 2014, there were 214 fatal automobile crashes and 277 fatalities in Houston in 2014 in addition to 1,025 incapacitating automobile crashes and 60,472 total crashes. Considering that the Texas Department of transportation

Fatalities

In Houston’s Harris County, a sizeable number of deaths in 2014 occurred due to accidents involving commercial vehicles. The Texas Department of Transportation found that in 2014, there were 2 fatal car crashes, 3 fatalities, 4 incapacitating injuries, and 171 total crashes due to accidents involving commercial vehicles. In Houston’s Fort Bend County, 6 fatal car crashes, 7 fatalities, 11 incapacitating injuries, and 420 total crashes due to accidents involving commercial vehicles.  In Houston’s Montgomery County, 7 fatal car crashes, 8 fatalities, 22 incapacitating injuries, and 676 total crashes due to accidents involving commercial vehicles.

In Interstates in Harris County like I-45 and I-10 there 17 fatal crashes and 20 fatalities. On Harris County like State Highways like SH 6 and SH 35, there were 37 fatal crashes and 42 fatalities. In Montgomery County, there were 7 fatal crashes and 7 fatalities on Interstates like I-45 and I-69. On US and State Highways like US 59 and SH 75  there were 7 fatal crashes and 7 fatalities.

While not specifically designated to include trucks, reports issued by the Texas Department of Transportation reports how various factors contributed to accidents in Beaumonts:

  • Distracted Driving. Distracted driving was a significant source of car accident fatalities in 2014. Reports issued by the Texas Department of Transportation demonstrate that 9 fatal car crash, 10 fatalities, 31 incapacitating injuries, and 1,474 total crashes occurred in Fort Bend County 2014 due to distracted driving. In Harris County, there were 17 fatal crashes, 19 fatalities, 280 incapacitating accidents, and 1,4097 total crashes. In Harris County, there were 6 fatal crashes, 7 fatalities, 45 incapacitating juries, and 1,771 car crashes.
  • Driving under the Influence. In 2014, reports demonstrate that there were 9 fatalities in Fort Bend related to driving under the influence of alcohol and other substances. There were also 177 fatalities due to DUIs in Harris County and 20 DUIs in Montgomery County.
  • Reports demonstrate that there were 14 incapacitating injuries, and 247 total crashes in Fort Bend iin 2014 due to speeding. In Harris County, there were 138 incapacitating injuries and 1,494 total crashes. In Montgomery County, there were 44 incapacitating injuries and 587 total crashes

While not the area with the most fatal car crashes, Houston still has a variety of accidents that occur within the area every year. If you are involved in an automobile accident in Houston’s Harris County, you need the assistance of a skilled accident attorney. Contact our law firm by calling 409-838-1000 or email our lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation.